Fuel Security News

Fuel theft round up for December 2015

Thu, January 21, 2016 - 12:43:00

4th December – Cornish Guardian

Residents of St Dennis have been urged to look out for oil thieves after suspicious looking people were spotted in the village numerous times over the past few weeks.

In previous years, the village has been struck by oil thefts on a number of occasions, and this week strangers to the village have been spotted around oil storage areas – resulting in many reports being made to the police.

Inspector Ed Gard of St Austell Police said:

“There have been several reports of suspicious vehicles and people looking around and eyeing up oil containers.

“We haven’t had any oil theft reported this year but with the weather getting colder, we would urge people to be mindful and to ensure they take adequate security measures.”

Councillor Ian Lobb, of St Dennis Parish Council has revealed that recently, a potential theft had been prevented after the homeowner disturbed those involved.

The councillor revealed that a couple of years ago, they had an issue with fuel theft and last year in particular they had a big spate of thefts.

He added that due to the village having no gas supply, most of the residents rely on oil for heating and so it’s important for residents to remain vigilant.


4th December – Spalding Guardian

Police are looking for the owner of a dark grey Nissan pick-up truck in connection with the theft of diesel from a building site in Bourne.

The Nissan’s alarm sounded in Bath Close in the middle of the night between the 23rd and 24th November, which was heard and therefore allowed the theft to be discovered.

Anyone with information is being asked to call police on 101.


4th December – KLFM News

A generator and fuel tank have been stolen from a secure compound in King’s Lynn.

The theft of equipment worth £15,000, is thought to have taken place between 5pm and 7:30pm on Tuesday 24th November 2015 in Nar Ouse Way, in a secure compound.

PC Peter Burt, from King’s Lynn Police station, said: “I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a large vehicle in the area or person(s) acting suspiciously  on Nar Ouse Way in the town in the evening of Tuesday 24th November.”

Anybody who may have any information or may have seen suspicious activity in the area and within the time frames, is asked to contact PC Burt on 101 or alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.


9th December – Bury Free Press

Heating oil stolen in broad daylight

A quantity of heating oil was stolen from a property in The Street, Shimpling at around 10am on Monday 7th December.

Police said that a resident at the property confronted a man standing near the oil tank, who then ran off after being challenged.

Anybody with any information or anybody who may have witnessed suspicious activity involving vehicles or persons is asked to call Suffolk Police on 101 quoting 37/19841/15.


14th December – Sleaford Standard

Reports of heating oil stolen from Osbournby High Street

Lincolnshire Police have said that heating oil has been stolen from Osbournby High Street on the weekend between Saturday and Sunday. The tank was locked but it was removed from a breather outlet on the tank.

If you have any information regarding this theft please call 101 quoting incident number 324 of 13/12/2015.


21st December – Bury Free Press

Approximately 50 litres of heating oil has been stolen from a home heating oil tank in Hargrave.

The theft at Birds End, Hargrave, is thought to have taken place on 15th December.

Two white men in a white transit van were seen near the house shortly before the theft was discovered at 4pm. Both men were wearing sleeveless fluorescent jackets and were of slim build with short brown hair.

Anybody with any information is asked to call police on 101.


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